Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Why “The Contentious Centrist”?



The blog’s name was proposed by a poet friend of mine, the same “Anonymous” responsible for the two- line vindication above. The idea suggested itself when we were discussing the philosophical theory of the American philosopher Martha Nussbaum, during which we came across this charaterization of her by one of her intellectual admirers. Why was she thus described? Because “ She takes on conservatives and cultural radicals alike, a “contentious centrist,” who takes plenty of heat from the pundits as a result.”[1]


[1] http://www.isacs.org/misc_files/opening.pdf

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